When it comes to the 2022 Honda Hawk 11, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you. Honda recently unveiled the Hawk 11’s full release details in Japan on April 15, 2022. Of course, if you live in Japan, this is fantastic news. However, Honda has a history of releasing a bike in one region, then bringing it to others later. Do you think this is one of them? As for the Hawk 11, you’ve already seen a picture of it. For myself and many others, hope is the path we’ve chosen.
An overhead cam, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with a 92.0 x 81.4mm bore and stroke powers the Honda Hawk 11 for the upcoming 2022 model year. According to the manufacturer, It’s rating at 100 hp at 7,500 rpm and 76.7 lb-ft of torque at 6,250 RPM. The only transmission option for the Hawk 11 is a six-speed manual.
The only suspension components are a Showa Big Piston fork with an inverted crown and a monoshock at the back. Both the front and rear brakes use two discs each, with the rear using a single disc. The Hawk 11 has a semi-double-cradle frame and 17-inch cast wheels up front and back.
On the other hand, Honda’s electronic control technology (ECT) is also used. Sport, Standard, Rain, and a user-selectable option that allows riders to retain their favorite settings are all available. All models come standard with throttle-by-wire, Honda Selectable Torque Control, and ABS.
820 mm, or 32.28 inches, is the ideal seat height. However, Honda doesn’t clarify whether this is dry or curb weight, so it’s important to know the whole weight of the car.
In case you were curious, the unusual cowl is composed of molded fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP), which looks fantastic and reduces the overall weight of the car. Pearl Hawks Eye Blue and Graphite Black will be the only colors available in Japan for the Hawk 11. Honda’s Japanese market release announcements normally contain the company’s expected sales volume numbers—in this case, 1,200 bikes in the year after its debut.
Price and availability
When and how much will it be available for purchase are the two remaining questions that need answers. September 29, 2022, is Honda’s target release date for the Hawk 11. We expect the total cost is $11,052. This price includes the current consumption tax levied by the government of Japan.
We don’t know yet if Honda plans to make the Hawk 11 available outside of Japan, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we do.